This was a first year event hosted at the Winter Haven airport and was a fundraiser for Juvenille Diabetes via “Bryce’s Buddies”. They had a backyard division and a pro division for restaurants and caterers which I entered. There were 20-some teams in all and included the local wing joints, sports bars, and BBQ teams. I figured what the heck, I’ve never competed in just a wing contest before. Plus it would give us a chance to vend locally.
There were 3 categories of wings to turn in: traditional buffalo, dry rub, and open. I cooked my wing entries on my smoker and it did a great job. I’m going to discuss my recipes but at the awards show we took 1st in traditional buffalo, 1st in dry rub, and 2nd in open giving us Grand Champion! Not bad for our first try.
As always, a big thank you to Amy, Robin, Tammy and Woody for all of their help with vending. In spite of the windy conditions and multitudes of other vendors they still managed to get our product out there for many to experience! They do a great job 🙂